Deadly landslide hits Colombia's Narino Department

Deadly landslide hits Colombia's Narino Department

At least 14 people have died and 6 remain missing after a large landslide hit southwestern Colombia's Narino Department, Mallama Municipality on November 2, 2021, destroying two buildings. The landslide hit the mountainous San Miguel village after heavy rains.

Search and rescue operations deployed to the site were suspended due to the potential for more landslides in the area.1

The landslide has also blocked the Junin-Pedregal highway.

Orange alerts for landslides remain in effect across many municipalities of the Narino Department and moderate rainfall is forecast on November 4 and 5.2

Image credit: Narino Government

Image credit: Narino Government

 

Image credit: UNGRD

Image credit: Narino Government

References:

1 Deadly landslide hits western Colombia: Authorities - AlJazeera

2 Colombia - Landslide (UNGRD, IDEAM, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 November 2021)

Featured image credit: Narino Government


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